Sentence Sermons (Christian Inspiration) #87 --- Sin

Quotations on Sin (Set No. 3)

Fools make a mock of sin, and sin makes knaves of fools, in order that the devil may make the broth of hell out of knaves.

—J.B. Cranfill, Baptist Standard, Dallas, Texas, Aug. 10, 1899.

Hell is the insane asylum of the universe.

—Billy Sunday, Nashville Banner, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 12, 1924.

Hell is the place people wish you were when you get in their petty ways.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., June 15, 1927.

Hell wouldn't be as hot if the "you must think as I do's" didn't fan the flames so vigorously.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., June 29, 1927.

Hell is the place we keep sizzling our thwarted desires to get even with the other fellow for differing with us.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., March 11, 1927.

Man builds more hells in his heart than God ever dreamed of.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., Feb. 5, 1927.

Hell is the last scene in the drama of a wild life.

—Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 9, 1928.

Hell is the harvest of the man who has sown a big crop of wild oats.

—Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 17, 1928.

The reason the devil still holds his ground is because those who fight him usually do their fighting on the devil’s front lot.

—Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 13, 1928.

There is only one step from heaven to hell, but a million from hell to heaven.

—Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 11, 1928.

Those who raise hell here ought not to be disappointed with their harvest hereafter.

—Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 24, 1928.

Satan is an ardent church goer. He likes to occupy the same pew as the lukewarm Christian.

—William Henry Bucklew, The Starkville News, Starkville, Miss., Aug. 6, 1948.

Satan is an intruder. He comes to disrupt our relationship with God. He knows the importance of cutting the spiritual life-line to our souls.

Satan is devoted to his task. ... Satan is subtle in his approach. ... One of Satan's greatest weapons is to plant doubt in our hearts. ... Doubt serves Satan's purpose better than heresy.

Satan does not want to be a parasite, but the master of our lives. Every bait he offers has a hook in it.

Satan is not invincible. He can tempt, but he cannot push or pull us down. We cannot say, "The devil made me do it." ... Satan does have limits. We can overcome his attacks by resisting him and drawing near to God.

—David Holland, Beauregard Daily News, DeRidder, La., May 26, 1989.

Sin is to move out of the glory of God. And if we want to be in the glory of God, to share in His life forever, to be where Jesus is, we will choose not to sin. We turn away from sin because we want to be where Jesus is.

—Sam G. Jacobs, Proclaim, Alexandria, La., Jan. 4, 1994.

The devil is a packhorse upon which a willing world saddles its sins.

—Frank L. Stanton, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 15, 1909.

The devil never taunts the man of whom he is sure.

—Charles Stelzle, New York Observer, New York, N.Y., April 18, 1907.

Satan the Hinderer may build a barrier about us, but he can never root us in, so that we cannot look up.

—J. Hudson Taylor, Zion's Herald, Boston, Mass., Jan. 10, 1906.

Satan can never steal away the desire to get right.

—Brent Adams, Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas, May 10, 1986.

There is no use saying "Get thee behind me, Satan," when you put him in your hip pocket.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 10, 1909.

Being busy for the Lord keeps us off the available list for Satan’s suggestions.

—H.B. Dean, Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., March 5, 1957.

Sin is a slave driver. It becomes a master and a satanizer in causing those who follow it to tempt even their loved ones to sin.

—Paul R. Hortin, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 10, 1936.

The devil diligently spreads the propaganda that it requires great sacrifice to live right. The truth is that sin is expensive to any individual, neighborhood, or country. Sin causes trouble, destroys a man's business, causes vast losses that cannot be gained back. The wages of sin is not only death, but loss in many ways. The shortest and sweetest road to happiness and success is the straight road of righteousness. Many people do not believe this, but it is true nevertheless.

—F.M. McConnell, Baptist Standard, Dallas, Texas, July 11, 1940.

“Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” (John 8:34.) You are created in the image of God. Don’t let the devil use you to display his evil wares.

—H.B. Dean, Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., March 6, 1957.

Nothing you can do pleases the devil more than your attempt to do nothing.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 4, 1906.

Sin is the devil's black market of happiness.

—O.D. Henley, Baptist Standard, Dallas, Texas, April 27, 1944.

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